The table below looks at the statistics for F5 BIG-IP LTM skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited F5 BIG-IP LTM over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM)
Rank 507 531 534
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +3
Contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM 113 80 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.15% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.44% 1.05% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 57 24
Average daily rate
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£435 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.34% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £339 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £504 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £401 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.24% -2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK.

F5 BIG-IP LTM Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing F5 BIG-IP LTM within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +6 108 £435 +6.09% 15
London +28 57 £435 -3.33% 9
City of London +5 18 £428 -5.78% 4
South East -5 15 £450 +12.85% 4
West Midlands +7 9 £316 +26.50%
Shropshire +1 7 £311 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £450 - 1
Telford +3 6 £310 -
East of England +2 6 £315 -18.70%
Wiltshire -9 6 £450 -
South West -17 6 £450 -
Cambridgeshire +5 5 £314 -7.03%
Swindon -12 5 £488 +8.33%
Yorkshire -24 5 £428 +6.74%
West Yorkshire - 5 £428 -
Halifax - 4 £428 -
Cambridge - 4 £314 -
Midlands - 4 £320 -
Kent - 4 £500 - 1
Manchester -6 3 £450 -
North West -27 3 £450 +10.76%
High Wycombe - 3 £450 -
Berkshire +4 2 £425 +54.54% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £438 -
Cardiff - 2 £450 -
South Wales - 2 £450 -
East Midlands - 2 £313 - 2
Derbyshire - 2 £313 -
West Malling - 2 - -
Banbury - 2 £438 -

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM.

1 222 (100.00%) F5
2 179 (80.63%) Cisco
3 178 (80.18%) Firewall
4 172 (77.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 126 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
6 119 (53.60%) CheckPoint
7 99 (44.59%) Cisco ASA
8 92 (41.44%) Juniper
9 89 (40.09%) CCNP
9 89 (40.09%) Load Balancing
10 85 (38.29%) BIG-IP
11 82 (36.94%) DNS
12 80 (36.04%) Blue Coat
13 78 (35.14%) BGP
14 77 (34.68%) OSPF
15 74 (33.33%) Network Security
16 67 (30.18%) TCP/IP
17 66 (29.73%) SolarWinds
18 60 (27.03%) WAN
19 59 (26.58%) DHCP
19 59 (26.58%) Cisco Nexus
20 58 (26.13%) Cisco IOS
21 53 (23.87%) Finance
22 52 (23.42%) MPLS
23 51 (22.97%) VoIP
24 50 (22.52%) ITIL
25 43 (19.37%) VPN
25 43 (19.37%) Wireless
25 43 (19.37%) Data Centre
26 42 (18.92%) DMVPN

F5 BIG-IP LTM
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing F5 BIG-IP LTM also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited F5 BIG-IP LTM. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.70%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (2.25%) WebLogic
2 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (1.80%) JBoss
3 4 (1.80%) Apache
3 4 (1.80%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.45%) MQSeries
4 1 (0.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.45%) nginx
4 1 (0.45%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (6.76%) RMDS
2 2 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 178 (80.18%) Firewall
2 172 (77.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 99 (44.59%) Cisco ASA
4 85 (38.29%) BIG-IP
5 82 (36.94%) DNS
6 78 (35.14%) BGP
7 77 (34.68%) OSPF
8 74 (33.33%) Network Security
9 67 (30.18%) TCP/IP
10 60 (27.03%) WAN
11 59 (26.58%) DHCP
11 59 (26.58%) Cisco Nexus
12 58 (26.13%) Cisco IOS
13 52 (23.42%) MPLS
14 51 (22.97%) VoIP
15 43 (19.37%) VPN
15 43 (19.37%) Wireless
16 42 (18.92%) DMVPN
17 41 (18.47%) IPsec
18 35 (15.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
General
1 53 (23.87%) Finance
2 11 (4.95%) Retail
3 9 (4.05%) Telecoms
3 9 (4.05%) Banking
4 7 (3.15%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.80%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.35%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.35%) Back Office
6 3 (1.35%) Publishing
6 3 (1.35%) Legal
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.90%) Advertising
7 2 (0.90%) Electronics
7 2 (0.90%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 100 (45.05%) Network Engineer
2 29 (13.06%) Consultant
3 18 (8.11%) Network Consultant
3 18 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
4 16 (7.21%) Network Specialist
5 15 (6.76%) Administrator
6 13 (5.86%) Architect
6 13 (5.86%) Analyst
7 11 (4.95%) Security Specialist
7 11 (4.95%) Security Engineer
7 11 (4.95%) Network Architect
7 11 (4.95%) Network Security Specialist
8 8 (3.60%) Firewall Consultant
8 8 (3.60%) Network Support
8 8 (3.60%) Support Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Security Consultant
9 7 (3.15%) Network Support Engineer
9 7 (3.15%) Network Security Consultant
10 6 (2.70%) Network Design Engineer
10 6 (2.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.26%) CSS
2 15 (6.76%) Rendezvous
3 10 (4.50%) 802.1X
4 8 (3.60%) Middleware
5 4 (1.80%) Web Services
5 4 (1.80%) J2EE
6 1 (0.45%) SOAP
6 1 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.45%) XSD
6 1 (0.45%) JMS
6 1 (0.45%) WSDL
6 1 (0.45%) Java EE
6 1 (0.45%) JSON
6 1 (0.45%) WCF
6 1 (0.45%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 43 (19.37%) Data Centre
2 41 (18.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 17 (7.66%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.50%) Thin Client
4 10 (4.50%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.60%) User Experience
6 7 (3.15%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.70%) Clustering
8 5 (2.25%) CLARiiON
9 4 (1.80%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.35%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.90%) PKI
11 2 (0.90%) DTV
12 1 (0.45%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.45%) DataPower
12 1 (0.45%) Online Games
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (18.47%) UNIX
2 33 (14.86%) Windows
2 33 (14.86%) Linux
3 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (2.25%) Debian
5 3 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (40.09%) Load Balancing
2 50 (22.52%) ITIL
3 38 (17.12%) Service Management
4 29 (13.06%) WAN Optimisation
5 28 (12.61%) Network Architecture
6 26 (11.71%) Change Management
7 24 (10.81%) DDoS Mitigation
8 23 (10.36%) Network Management
9 22 (9.91%) E-Commerce
10 19 (8.56%) Network Design
11 16 (7.21%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (6.31%) Network Monitoring
13 12 (5.41%) Mentoring
14 11 (4.95%) Kalman Filter
14 11 (4.95%) Capacity Planning
15 10 (4.50%) Migration
16 9 (4.05%) Scrum
16 9 (4.05%) Kanban
17 7 (3.15%) Incident Management
17 7 (3.15%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.95%) VB
2 8 (3.60%) SQL
3 6 (2.70%) C
3 6 (2.70%) Lisp
4 4 (1.80%) PowerShell
4 4 (1.80%) Perl
5 3 (1.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 126 (56.76%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (40.09%) CCNP
3 36 (16.22%) CCSE
4 29 (13.06%) CCIE
5 24 (10.81%) CCNA
6 21 (9.46%) Degree
7 18 (8.11%) CISSP
8 14 (6.31%) Security Cleared
9 13 (5.86%) CCSA
10 6 (2.70%) SC Cleared
11 5 (2.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (2.25%) CCDP
12 4 (1.80%) CCSP
12 4 (1.80%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.35%) JNCIA
14 2 (0.90%) HP ASE
14 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.90%) Check Point Certification
15 1 (0.45%) PMP
15 1 (0.45%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.41%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 20 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.05%) vSphere
2 9 (4.05%) ProxySG
3 5 (2.25%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.25%) Firmware
3 5 (2.25%) XenServer
4 2 (0.90%) Squid
4 2 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.45%) XenApp
5 1 (0.45%) UAG
5 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (8.11%) Cisco CUCM
2 16 (7.21%) RANCID
3 13 (5.86%) OPNET
4 11 (4.95%) CiscoWorks
5 4 (1.80%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.90%) OpenView
6 2 (0.90%) SCCM
7 1 (0.45%) SCOM
7 1 (0.45%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.45%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.45%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 222 (100.00%) F5
2 179 (80.63%) Cisco
3 119 (53.60%) CheckPoint
4 92 (41.44%) Juniper
5 80 (36.04%) Blue Coat
6 66 (29.73%) SolarWinds
7 38 (17.12%) Citrix
8 31 (13.96%) Infoblox
8 31 (13.96%) VMware
9 28 (12.61%) Fortinet
10 26 (11.71%) TippingPoint
10 26 (11.71%) McAfee
11 24 (10.81%) BMC
12 23 (10.36%) HP
13 19 (8.56%) NetScout
14 18 (8.11%) Riverbed
15 17 (7.66%) Lancope
15 17 (7.66%) Tufin
15 17 (7.66%) LogLogic
15 17 (7.66%) Bloomberg
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